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10 Investments to Boost Your Home's Value (page 2 of 5)

Licensed Realtors and DIY Network's remodeling experts Matt Blashaw and Nicole Curtis have a little he-said/she-said conversation about the best home improvement investments.

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8. Adding Attic Insulation

Matt:
If the insulation in your attic is not up to par, close to 30 percent of the nice, warm, comfortable air that your furnace is producing is going out the window.  Laying insulation is an easy DIY project and the materials are pretty inexpensive.

Nicole: I love insulating. Not really, but what a relatively easy update. Also, just simple caulking around doors and windows can save you a bunch of money. You may have to sacrifice a weekend, but it will be worth it.


7. Brighten Up Your Space

Matt:
No one likes a dank, dark living space.  Well, some people may like that sort of thing, but not anyone that likes keeping up their home's value.  Throw in some can/recessed lighting in the kitchen and bathrooms to brighten the place up.  

Nicole: I have seen too many lights.  Simple touches like dimmer switches make a dramatic change to any room.

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